Apple Original Films is expanding its documentary slate with Number One on the Call Sheet, two documentary features from acclaimed storytellers and high-wattage stars including Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx, Emmy nominee Kevin Hart, producer Datari Turner and Academy Award winner Dan Cogan.
The first film, Number One on the Call Sheet: Black Leading Women in Hollywood documents Black achievement in the film industry and what it takes for Black women actors to find success in Hollywood. The film is executive produced by Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett and Academy Award winner Halle Berry, and directed by Shola Lynch (Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed, Free Angela and All Political Prisoners). It will explore and highlight the groundbreaking work of Black women actors of the past who paved the way for Bassett, Berry and others.
The second film, Number One on the Call Sheet: Black Leading Men in Hollywood, will be directed by Academy Award nominee Reginald Hudlin (Marshall, The Black Godfather) also celebrates Black achievement in the film industry from the male perspective by examining how Black male actors succeed in Hollywood, featuring the stories and experiences of Black male actors of the past who paved the way for Foxx, Hart (pictured) and more.
Number One on the Call Sheet is produced by Foxx, Hart, Turner and Cogan. Hart produces through his HartBeat Productions and Dan Cogan produces through Story Syndicate. Reginald Hudlin and Bryan Smiley will serve as executive producers across both films.
The new films will debut globally on Apple TV+